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One of the best parts of learning a new language is all of the interesting, unique, quirky and downright weird vocabulary that comes along with it! I was raised in a bilingual household and have been learning new languages since before I even understood the concept of ‘language’. And one language that has always fascinated me is… German. A pretty logical language, it’s full of compound words. Plus, there are plenty of magical German travel words that simply don’t exist in the English language (although obviously, we’re all wishing they did!)

Oh, and a quick note on German nouns: they always start with a capital letter- just a word of warning before you start thinking I was a little over-enthusiastic on the grammar front today…

German Travel Words You’ll Wish We Had in English!

#1 Fernweh (n.)

Although there’s no direct translation for ‘Fernweh’ in the English language, the literal translation is ‘far-sickness’- it’s one of those compound words I was talking about! You know those feelings of itchy feet, opening up every travel deal that finds its way into your email inbox and daydreaming a little too much about your next adventure during your coffee break? Well, the word ‘Fernweh’ sums up all these feelings and more.

If you were to translate Fernweh into English, then its equivalent would be ‘wanderlust’. Ironically, Wanderlust is a loan word from German which came to have a different meaning in English. The word was originally a German verb ‘Wandern’ (‘to hike’) and still means this in German to this day.

#2 Gemütlichkeit (n.)

Although this word is often translated as simply ‘cozy,’ the word conveys so much more than this, and would be immediately obvious to any German speaker. Gemütlichkeit is all about achieving the perfect balance between cozy, warm and comfortable.

When I checked the dictionary definition, it simply returned ‘friendliness or geniality’. However, a little further research revealed that Gemütlichkeit is just one of those words which you wish we had in English… but don’t! If you’ve heard anything about the Danish concept of Hygge recently, then you can think of this as the German equivalent…

#3 Kopfkino (n.)

I absolutely love this word, it’s such a fun word to say! Don’t believe me? Try saying ‘Kopfkino’ out loud five times, really quickly. This is yet another of those words where there’s no real translation! If you were to transliterate it, you would literally get ‘head cinema’.

And if you hadn’t guessed yet, this word is for those situations where you play out how you imagine a scenario would go in your head. I like to think of this word as all those times I’m in the library (and meant to be studying), but find myself staring aimlessly out the window and dreaming of finding medieval France, or reading more about the Original Arc de Triomphe in Provence!

#4 Luftschloss (n.)

The German word Luftschloss is literally translated as an ‘air castle’ and is all about the unrealistic dreams you might have. A more idiomatic English translation would be ‘a pipe dream’. Although I guess this word has kind of negative connotations, I like to think that many unrealistic dreams, are actually achievable if you plan them right…

#5 Sehnsucht (n.)

Okay, so funny story: when I searched for the English translation of ‘Sehnsucht‘, the dictionary only returned around 500 different possibilities! Yep, this is definitely an untranslatable German word. The compound words of ‘Sehn’ and ‘Sucht’ are literally translated as something along the lines of ‘seeing addiction’. Sehnsucht is basically an indescribable yearning for far off places and indescribable goals. It can be translated as longing, yearning, craving, pining, etc.

CS Lewis, the author of the Narnia books had something interesting to say about this quirky German word; “That unnameable something, desire for which pierces us like a rapier at the smell of bonfire, the sound of wild ducks flying overhead, the title of The Well at the World’s End, the opening lines of “Kubla Khan”, the morning cobwebs in late summer, or the noise of falling waves.” Perhaps the best way to sum up this word is to describe it as future thinking nostalgia…

#6 Sprachgefühl (n.)

Although not strictly travel related, the German word Sprachgefühl is for describing those people who just have a real talent for learning new languages! You know that girl in your Spanish class at school who could look at the vocabulary once and then memorize it? Or that guy in French who could just imitate the Parisian accent perfectly?

Well, Sprachgefühl is my new favourite word for describing these people! I’ve decided to add it to the list of German travel words you should know about because speaking languages other than you is a big part of seeing the world!

Sadly, I am not one of these people, blessed with the art of ‘Sprachgefül‘. Luckily, I had picked up a number of tips and tricks to learning a new language during the past few years, though…

#7 Torschlusspanik (n.)

Now, this is one of those perfect German travel words to describe how I feel about my life right now! Torschlusspanik is a German word meaning something along the lines of ‘fear that time is running out to achieve your goals’. Literally translated as ‘gate-closing panic,’ this can also be that feeling you get when you’re near the end of an essay deadline and have barely even opened a book!

#8 Waldeinsamkeit (n.)

Waldeinsamkeit is yet another compound words from ‘Wald’ meaning wood and Einsamkeit meaning alone. Therefore, it literally meant the feeling of being alone in a forest. You know those times where you just stop and think to yourself how beautiful the world around you is? Well, now you have a new word for that indescribable feeling!

#9 Zeitgeist (n.)

Travel doesn’t necessarily have to be geographical, but can also be a journey through time itself. Zeitgeist is when you capture the feeling of a certain era or decade. Zeitgeist is all about capturing the vibe of a specific moment in time…

#10 Over to you!

Know of any unusual or magical German travel words that you can’t quite translate into English (or any other language!) Let me know in the comments below!

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We use past tense modals would and could to talk about wishes for the future: I don't like my work. I wish I could get a better job. That's a dreadful noise. I wish it.

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another statement for best wishes

There are a wide variety of best wishes quotes that can provide encouragement and add a special sentiment in a card, letter, or email. If you're at a loss for words and want something perfect to say, try one of these quotes that apply to a number of occasions. The following are examples of quotes that can be used for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and graduations. There are also quotations for sending someone "get well" wishes during an illness or surgery.

General Best Wishes Quotes

If you need the right words for a general best wishes message, try one of the following:

  • "May you get all your wishes but one, so you always have something to strive for." - An Irish blessing

  • "The universe works in crazy ways. Your good luck will come in waves, and so does your bad, so you have to take the good with the bad and press forward." - Nick Cummins

  • "If we had one wish for you on this special day it would be: May the best of your past be the worst of your future." - Catherine Pulsifer

  • "Good luck is a residue of preparation." - Jack Youngblood

  • "Keep your best wishes close to your heart and watch what happens." - Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within

  • "Keep your best wishes and your biggest goals close to your heart and dedicate time to them every day. If you truly care about what you do and you work diligently at it, there's almost nothing you can't accomplish." - Melchor Lim"And when you wish upon a star, you might be happier the way you are." - Phyllis Sugar

  • "You are smart, you are funny, you are more important than money. If I could have one wish, it is that your day be filled with bliss." - Catherine Pulsifer

  • "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

Wishes for a New Baby

A special quote can be used as a way to send best wishes to new parents. The following quotes are perfect to congratulate someone on their new arrival:

  • "Babies are such a nice way to start people." - Liesl Vazquez

  • "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on." - Carl Sandburg

  • "Every child begins the world again." - Walden, by Henry David Thoreau

  • "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living my baby you'll be." - Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch

  • "It's extraordinary to look into a baby's face and see a piece of your flesh and your spirit. It makes you realize you are a part of the human race." - Liam Neeson

  • "If your baby is beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time, you're the grandma." - Theresa Bloomingdale

  • "Babies are bits of stardust, blown from the hand of God." - Larry Barretto

  • "If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle." - Vincent Van Gogh

  • "A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men." - Martin Fraquhar Tupper

  • "Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart." - Winnie the Pooh (A. A. Milne)

Best Get Well Wishes

What better way is there to show your concern and care than by using a get well quote in a card or text? The following quotes are ideal for expressing get well wishes:

  • "Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It's like medicine - very healing." - Max Irons

  • "Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity." - Hippocrates

  • "Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours." - Elton John

  • "The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love." - Hubert Humphrey

  • "Time is the best doctor." - Yiddish proverb

In grave circumstances, here are some Appropriate Words for a Serious Illness Card.

Happy Graduation Quotes

Show a graduate that you're proud of their accomplishments with a special quote just for them. The following quotes can be used for either a high school or college graduation:

  • "Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." - The Complete Works of Anatole France, by Anatole France

  • "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - P.S. I Love You, by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  • "You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however." - Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, by Richard Bach

  • "Fear not for the future, weep not for the past." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." - Henry David Thoreau

  • "You're off to great places! Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way!" - Oh, The Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss

If you or someone you know is tasked with a graduation speech, here's a great writing outline to follow.

Quotations for Weddings and Anniversaries

You can use a thoughtful quote in a wedding or anniversary card, as a part of a toast or speech, or just as an expression of best wishes. They can also be used for decorative signs, needlework and other gifts for the happy couple. The following are some quotes ideal for weddings and anniversaries:

  • "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." - Dr. Seuss

  • "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." - Mignon McLaughlin

  • "To keep your marriage brimming, with love in the wedding cup, whenever you're wrong, admit it; whenever you're right, shut up." - The Best of Ogden Nash, by Ogden Nash

  • "You were born together, and together you shall be for evermore...but let there be spaces in your togetherness. And let the winds of the heavens dance between you." - On Marriage, by Kahil Gibran

  • "You come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly." - To Love and Be Loved, Sam Keen

For more, check out these Words of Congratulations for a Wedding.

Quotes and Sayings for a Happy Birthday

Show you care on a special birthday with a thoughtful quote. The following quotes can be used in a birthday card, social media post, or general message to the birthday recipient:

  • "It takes a long time to become young." - Pablo Picasso

  • "There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why." - William Barclay

  • "I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing Happy Birthday." - Steven Wright

  • "There is no cure for the common birthday." - John Glenn

  • "You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old." - George Burns

For more, check out these Words for Birthday Wishes.

Make It Memorable

A quote to wish someone the best can be heartfelt and memorable. You can tailor the quote to fit your particular need or situation. You can also create a quote of your own to say best wishes from your heart in your own original way. Either way, it's a nice addition to whatever else you write in your message.

Should you ever be on the receiving end of a best wishes card, use these Examples of Words for Thank You Notes to help you find the right sentiment.

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Good Luck and Best Wishes Quotes

another statement for best wishes

GOOD LUCK Sayings!

You can say:

  • Wish you all the best!
  • Wish you the best of luck!
  • Good luck with that!
  • Best of luck!
  • I wish you luck!
  • Wishing you lots of luck!
  • Fingers crossed!
  • Break a leg!
  • Knock them dead!
  • Blow them away!
  • You’ll do great!
  • I hope everything will be all right.
  • I hope things will turn out fine.
  • I hope things will work out all right.

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another statement for best wishes


What is another word for best wishes?

64 synonyms found


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Synonyms for Best wishes:

  • n.

    compliment (noun)congratulation (noun)congratulations (noun)
    • blessings,
    • commendations,
    • compliments,
    • good going,
    • felicitations,
    • greetings,
    • good work,
    • give a 'hear-hear',
    • Recommendations,
    • hail.
    greeting (noun)
    • notice,
    • ciao,
    • card,
    • ovation,
    • testimonials,
    • hello,
    • how-do-you-do,
    • highball,
    • howdies,
    • note,
    • acknowledgment,
    • compellations,
    • rumble,
    • salaam,
    • salute,
    • howdy,
    • blow,
    • highballs,
    • High five,
    • salutation,
    • what's happening,
    • address,
    • Heralding,
    • hellos,
    • His,
    • reception,
    • aloha,
    • testimonial,
    • speaking to,
    • Accosting,
    • nod,
    • attention,
    • letter,
    • Compellation,
    • hi,
    • ushering in.
    respects (noun)
  • v.

    cheers (verb)
  • Other synonyms:

Antonyms for Best wishes:

Check out our huge list of good luck and best wishes quotes, sayings, and messages. A little smile, a word of cheer, a bit of love from someone near, Best wishes to you as you progress from one stage in life to another.

another statement for best wishes
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